Run: Mount Elbert (9.35 mi)

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Again? Yes! 2 in 3 days. This time JT had a posse going up so I joined in. Was off by about 4 minutes from the prior hike. Felt it in my legs the whole time. I brought up the rear in the crew. I was steady though. Made up some ground once we got up to about 14K and were climbing the rocks. We sat a while at the summit as it was just chilly but not so windy. A storm was brewing to the west and was moving fast. We got out of there but we started getting snowed on before treeline very lightly. That turned to rain for the rest of the descent. Wasn’t too bad. Felt worse for the people we passed who were still going up in that junk. I was happy to be sporting shorts on a peak in 40 degree weather. Summer? Yes!

Mount Elbert

Mount Elbert

Mount Elbert

Mount Elbert

Mount Elbert

Mount Elbert

I went 9.35 miles with an elevation gain of 4,635 feet in 03:06:17, which is an average pace of 19:56. View my GPS data on Garmin Connect.